Sacramento, Calif., (June 14, 2019) – The California Endowment is expressing optimism today as California is on the verge of making history by becoming the first state to allow undocumented adults, without DACA status, to have access to quality, affordable health care.
“We commend Governor Newsom and legislative leaders for recognizing the importance of access to quality, affordable health care. California’s policy leaders clearly understand that health care is a basic human right, and we’re setting an example for the rest of the country,” said Robert K. Ross, MD, President and CEO of The California Endowment. “The Endowment is committed to working toward a healthier future for all Californians regardless of age or where they come from.”
About The California Endowment
The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental affordable improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state.
The California Endowment’s #Health4All campaign highlights the important contributions of undocumented Californians to our state’s communities and economy, while raising awareness of their lack of access to affordable health care coverage. Though the Affordable Care Act helped millions of Californians gain health insurance, many undocumented Californians remain uninsured. Undocumented Californians contribute $300 billion to our state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.health4allca.org.